I’m collaborating with Dr Elies DeKoninck and a small team including George Buckenham on an experimental prototype for a new game. The R&D is happening as part of the Play Sandbox scheme, funded by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.
Fabulous Beasts is a physical / digital hybrid game for 2 players. The physical element is a co-operative stacking game – players take it in turns to add objects to a tower. The tower rests on a sensing platform which drives the digital element – a creation game.
You play as young gods of a new world, rulers over all you survey. Create great races of beasts and set them to interact with one another. Your goal is to co-operate to create a world that’s in balance, and to compete to create a world that pleases you above all.
The prototyping phase lasts from November 2014 – February 2015.